(Su"rah) n. A soft twilled silk fabric much used for women's dresses; called also surah silk.
(Su"ral) a. [L. sura the calf of the leg: cf. F. sural.] (Anat.) Of or pertaining to the calf of the
leg; as, the sural arteries.
(Sur"ance) n. Assurance. [Obs.] Shak.
(Sur*an"gu*lar) a. [Pref. sur- + angular.] (Anat.) Above the angular bone; supra- angular;
applied to a bone of the lower jaw in many reptiles and birds. n. The surangular bone.
(Sur"base`) n. [Pref. sur- + base.]
1. (Arch.) A cornice, or series of moldings, on the top of the base of a pedestal, podium, etc. See
Illust. of Column.
2. A board or group of moldings running round a room on a level with the tops of the chair backs. Knight.
(Sur"based`) a. (Arch.) (a) Having a surbase, or molding above the base. (b) [F. surbaissé.]
Having the vertical height from springing line to crown less than the half span; said of an arch; as, a
segmental arch is surbased.
(Sur*bate") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Surbated; p. pr. & vb. n. Surbating.] [F. solbatu, p. p., bruised
(said of a horse's foot); sole a sole (of a horse's foot) + battu, p. p. of battre to beat.]
1. To make sore or bruise, as the feet by travel. [Obs.]
Lest they their fins should bruise, and surbate soreSpenser.
Their tender feet upon the stony ground.
Chalky land surbates and spoils oxen's feet.Mortimer.
2. To harass; to fatigue. [Obs.] Clarendon.
(Sur*beat") v. t. Same as Surbate. [Obs.]
(Sur*bed") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Surbedded; p. pr. & vb. n. Surbedding.] [Pref. sur- + bed.]
To set edgewise, as a stone; that is, to set it in a position different from that which it had in the quarry.
It . . . has something of a grain parallel with the horizon, and therefore should not be surbedded.Gilbert